The Baby Is Not 1 Month Old, Coughing Up Phlegm And Cold

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At night, the baby is only 29 days old but 3 days ago, his breathing has gone bad like there is phlegm in his nose, and finally he has a cough with phlegm, like snot and nose in his nose. I do not dare to give medicine because it is a newborn baby, in midwives also only given medicine for his mother so that later breastfeeding it to the baby .. Do you have to take cough medicine to keep your mother’s phlegm? So there will be an effect on the ASI that he drinks?

1 Answer:

Hello Yeni,

Nasal congestion or discharge (runny nose) in small babies can be caused by:

 Breast milk that enters the nasal area when breastfeeding Common cold (cold cough disease) which is usually caused by a virus. Very common in infants Irritant of pollutants (cigarette smoke, air pollution), cool and dry room air Because babies cannot blow their nose out, most will flow behind the nose and then behind the mouth - the base of the throat - esophagus, snot can be swallowed or then stimulates the onset of cough (which sounds like cough with phlegm). However, coughing in small babies (rare) also needs to be aware of due to other diseases, especially in the lower respiratory tract such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia.

The mother's way to help relieve the blockage in the baby's nose is:

 Keep giving milk to the baby (if the baby looks crowded, stop and observe, if normal again can be tried breastfeeding again) Clean the baby's nose with a suction device Put a humidifier in the baby's room or if the child is older can use a basin of warm water then encourage the child to breathe the warm water vapor (keep the child from being splashed with water) Pat the baby's back lightly in an oblique position or face down (still hold the neck) to help expel phlegm Clean the house regularly so that it is free of dust and other pollutants which can irritate the respiratory tract Nasal congestion caused by the common cold can generally subside within 5-7 days without specific treatment. OTC phlegm cough medicine (sold freely) is not intended for infants. Some of the ingredients in the phlegm cough medicines are not recommended for babies.

The danger signs that mothers need to be aware of are when finding:

 Fever Rapid breathing> 50 times per minute lobe breath (flaked lobes) when the baby is breathing Pulls on the baby's chest wall when breathing Bluing on the baby's lips Babies do not want to suckle and appear to be less active Baby weight loss If there are any of these signs, you should preferably bring the baby to a doctor immediately.

* In the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, pay attention to preventative measures that need to be taken when you want to leave the house, especially if going to a health facility.

Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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